Te Awamutu College principal Tony Membery described 2020 as a year we will all remember.
"The words 'unprecedented', 'unparalleled' and 'unique' have been used often in the media," he said.
"What will we remember?
"Lockdowns, social distancing, different alert levels, bubbles, distance learning, no school ball, no Anzac Day, no school production, no Battle of Waipā, reduced and revamped sports seasons, more time for reading, gardening, gaming, binge viewing, home baking ... and the list goes on."
He thanked the Te Awamutu College community for the efforts and the trust placed in the school.
"You encouraged your children to attempt distance learning; you kept them safe emotionally and physically; and you heeded our call for them to return to school, once we were in levels 2 and 1," he said.
"Recently we fed back to you the results and outcomes from our Charter and Strategic Plan Review.
"The responses were for the most part, overwhelmingly positive and affirming of our values; our goals; our resources and facilities; our provision of an extensive range of academic, sporting, cultural, arts, service and leadership opportunities; our communication with you; our support and encouragement by teachers and deans, etc, for their students; and our praise, reward and pastoral initiatives."
Tony said the school was in good heart moving forward, and with a roll prediction well into the 1300s, they eagerly await the creation of an enrolment scheme for 2022 and beyond.
He told all students who received certificates and awards at prizegiving to be proud of their accomplishments.
"You have excelled."
He encouraged all students to keep working hard through exams and thanked everyone who has supported Te Awamutu College in 2020.